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BJU3A 10th Anniversary  60’s Disco

Saturday 17th March 2018 as Advertised in Newsline


 There are still a limited number of Tickets for the 10th Anniversary 60’s Disco  available from Judith. Phone 0115 931 2805

price £6 per Ticket,  

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Developing International Links


The main U3A Officers have requested that we share the following document with our members,

You can follow the link below to read  or download the document for printing. The document concerns the development of international links and provides details and contacts across other countries which also have U3A’s and would wish to contact like minded agencies.


Developing International Links

 Nottingham Trent University,

NTU want to run a social science based course for older learners.

Follow the link below for more information.


NTU Shared Learning Project

The monthly meeting speaker details as booked for 2018.    Information provided by:- Rupert Williams.

Dates for 2018

Speaker

Topic

January 9th

William Ruff

A day in the world of the English Language

February 13th

Geoffrey Harris

Class in a coat

March 13th

Retired Master Mariner Glen Turner

The real story of the mutiny on “The Bounty”.

April 10th

Vince Eager

All aboard the 6.5 Special- The early days of Rock n Roll part 1.

May 8th

Dr Ketan Jethwa

Dementia & Dementia Research

June 12th

Goff Cheadle

My Father 'The Big Head Illustrator'

July 12th

TBA


September

Cal Warren

Nottingham castle Project

October 9th

OPEN DAY


November 13th

David Yates

End of one war Or the prelude to another

MOOCS


Many people are unfamiliar and perhaps suspicious of MOOCS but they are such a fantastic resource for people who want to study from home in short bursts.  Information by Judith Wright. Link to website  MOOCS.  


Judith is correct I’ve had a look at the website and there are some interesting courses available for home self paced study. Even if you are not interested at the moment have a look you may know someone who could benefit but doesn’t know where to start. I also found a link to another resource called Future Learn with free courses online. (Web_Admin)

Below may be of interest to U3A as a possible source of support for some members or their family or friends.


REBOOT Notts is a new fully online based study for people who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. The study is comparing the effectiveness of information and online peer support through a website called the ‘Big White Wall’  with online information currently available from NHS Choices’ MoodZone. It is being run through The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, at the University of Nottingham.

It is a large study (over 2000 participants) open to anyone residing in Nottingham City or County, over the age of 16 years who is suffering with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. People can self-refer and the study website includes an eligibility assessment. Anyone who appears to be too unwell to participate will be asked to give permission for us to inform their GP about their mood level. The study is comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of an established, direct to public, peer support website (Big White Wall) versus information to aid self-management of depression and anxiety (NHS MoodZone).


The study website is www.rebootnotts.com

An Introduction to U3A


If you have never been to one of our new members'  coffee mornings you won’t have seen  the very comprehensive introduction produced by the National Office.  Although it is several years old now, it really is a good run through of all that our marvellous organisation can offer.  Click on the link here to view.


Click to read National U3A News Letter Nov 2017